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Debate Team Wrap Up

The Pella High School debate team has had an interesting topic to research this year. Gun control. Why we should keep it or how should we regulate it versus don’t keep it and give guns to everyone who applies. A wide variety of how to debate this topic got many interested and numbers of members

Not Our President? Response

“Trump is not my president.” “Love Trumps Hate.” “I’m still with her.” These are a few of many signs held by vigilant protesters in wake of a new president-elect. In cities such as Los Angeles, New York, Orlando, and many more, millennials and others, younger and older, banded together in a mutual disagreement against the

Not Our President?

Two days ago, Donald Trump was elected to become the 45th president of the United States. As it stands right now, he is merely the president elect as President Obama has until January 20 before his term ends. Though the above is true, the nation has come out in swarms to protest the results of


Speech and Thespian season has started at Pella High School. There have already been some practices, and there are over 80 students that have signed up. The two coaches this year are Suzanne Jones and Ashlee Whittington. There are many categories within group and individual events. The group events are: One Act, Ensemble Acting, Radio

A Penny for your Thoughts

This year’s election is pretty scary. I understand; no one really wants either candidate to win. Trump seems a little excessive. He acts with so little forethought it’s terrifying to think of what he would do with the power of a U.S. president. Hillary isn’t very trustworthy; her name is connected to so many scandals.

DMACC Associates Degree

On October 24, Principal Eric Nelson proposed a program to the school board that would provide Pella students the opportunity to graduate from high school with a DMACC Associate’s Degree. For students to graduate with a full associate’s degree, they will need to have at least 64 credits. Along with the 64 credits, one will

Music Man Review

(This review was written after viewing the final dress rehearsal of The Music Man on Tuesday, Nov. 1.) Pella Community High performed The Music Man for it’s musical this year, and it was directed by Michelle Chaplin. Originally composed by Franklin Lacey and Meredith Willson in 1957, The Music Man is set in the fictional

In The Mind of Gabi

At the homecoming dance, I saw and heard many things that made me sad. As I was dancing and having fun, I watched guys come up behind girls and pretend to grind on them. They were clearly doing it to look ‘cool’ and get a laugh out of their friends. After turning away from that,

Creepy Clowns

What started as a Halloween hoax has turned into multiple clown sightings throughout the state. There has been threats and sightings of the clowns in both small and large towns in Iowa. This is part of a national trend. People in at least 14 different states have reported that they have seen people dressed as

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